, September 1, 1962
in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football coach and former player, who
played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the captain of
the Netherlands national team that was victorious at Euro 88 and was
also a member of the squad for the 1990 World Cup.
He was named the
European Footballer of the Year in 1987 and the World Soccer Player
of the Year in 1987 and 1989. He was a versatile player, playing in
numerous positions during his career. He last managed the Los
Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer after taking over from Frank
Yallop in November 2007.
||Managerial career -
On November 8, 2007, Ruud
Gullit became head coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy, signing a
Gullit's managerial style
was criticized by former Galaxy player Abel Xavier, in which he
claimed that Gullit has frictions with most of the team and that he
does not have respect for most of the players.
On August 11, 2008, Gullit resigned as coach from the
Los Angeles Galaxy citing personal reasons. This followed a
seven-game winless streak.